A Closer Look at the UN Guidelines for Universal Access for MSM and Transgender People

As we reported in our link round up on May 15, the United Nations has released a new action framework, UNAIDS Action Framework on Universal Access for Men who have Sex with Men and for Transgender People (which you can download as a PDF by clicking on the image to the…

Good News from Senegal Buoys Push for Decriminalization of Homosexuality

On Monday, the Court of Appeals in Dakar, Senegal, took an encouraging but surprising decision to overturn the convictions of “same-sex” conduct for nine men arrested in December 2008 and sentenced to eight years in prison earlier this year. While we celebrate the court’s order to release these men who were wrongly detained, this…

Keeping T in LGBTQQI

Last month at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women I listened to Cynthia Rothschild explain how LGBT organizing is standing…

Quick Refresher Course: The Meaning of the Word “Choice”

At a side event for the Commission on the Status of Women today, I was once again saddened and frustrated by the disconnect between reality and theory that seems to exist for the abstinence-only crowd. They’ve co-opted the language of comprehensive sexuality education and are quickly learning to distort it. Abstinence-only presentations…

Activist Embarrassment at the Beginning of CSW

Today begins the 53rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). I’ve spent a lot of the last week at a training that IWHC held for young advocates from Africa, Asia and Latin America (we had a couple from the US this year too, as part of a collaboration with…